Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell; Food Kellie Gerber Kelley
Yield
2 servings (serving size: 2 thighs and 2 tablespoons sauce)

These flavorful garlic-and-lime chicken thighs are a delicious way to prepare an inexpensive cut of chicken.  After the chicken is baked, it's removed from the pan, and the drippings are reduced on the stovetop to a slightly syrupy sauce that is then spooned over the thighs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon juice. Rub garlic mixture over chicken. Place chicken in a medium skillet.

Step 3

Combine 1 tablespoon juice, chicken broth, and vinegar; pour over the chicken. Place over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Wrap handle of pan with foil. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 180°.

Step 4

Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Place pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 3 minutes). Spoon over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Easy and tasty garlicky chicken

dory92064
November 06, 2015
We love garlic so had to try this recipe when it came out in May 01. Whenever we have a taste for garlicky chicken, this is our go to recipe. It's easy, quick and tasty as well as good left over.

misjean's Review

megster7123
June 05, 2014
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virginiatexan's Review

virginiatexan
June 01, 2014
This had a really nice flavor. I added the zest of one lime to give more lime flavor and doubled the recipe because I had extra thighs.

TranceGemini's Review

misjean
February 26, 2012
Yummy!

megster7123's Review

poohbearsmom
January 23, 2012
I was really excited about this dish, because I love the flavors of garlic, cumin and lime, but I was disappointed with how this turned out. The recipe is definitely off on cooking time. I had to double the baking time, the thighs were still raw on the inside after the recommended 30 minutes. The flavors were not nearly as pronounced as I would have liked. It was okay, but I probably won't make it again.

dory92064's Review

TranceGemini
September 16, 2009
Wonderful flavor. My favorite recipe for chicken thighs. I have been making this since it appeared in the magazine. I use a pkg of 12 thighs so I triple all the ingredients. I used a food processer to make sure the garlic is finely minced so the rub really adheres to the chicken. I skip baking the chicken in the oven and do all the cooking on the stove. This never fails to impress.